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IIS is an acronym for Internet Information Services, a Windows web server. It acts as a bridge between WordPress files and the web browser.

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Wordpress database setup Windows 2016 IIS

We've been assigned by new company owner to get Wordpress running on a Windows 2016 server using IIS but we have NO experience using any of the elements, so we're dependent on instructions and help. ...
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IIS Authorization Rules breaks WP REST-API and results in fail in Site Health

apperently it seems the wordpress rest-api cannot work with restricted authorizations. when i change the default Allow All Users / this: to a restricting ad group and remove the All Users (obviously):...
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WordPress CSS completely broken on IIS

I am not entirely certian what is causing the issue but CSS seems to be completely broken on my newly installed WordPress site, installing on IIS 10. Referenced page is jacob6223.net, haven't gotten ...
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Import from Windows to Linux

The previous IIS server used to host this WP site. Now I have a Linux environment. The Db import went smoothly. Copying over the site files generates issues however. There are plugins that refuse to ...
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404 for custom static link on IIS with URL Rewrite Module

I need to use IIS to develop the new WordPress site. After reading a lot of articles, I installed the URL Rewrite Module on IIS (https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite). My site structure ...
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Wordpress multisite on IIS - can't open subpages

Our site developer built a new site for us on wpengine.com. They did a search and replace to fix the URL references before exporting the database and zipping it with the site files to send to us. I ...
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WordPress unable to create folders even though correct NTFS-rights are set

We are trying different NTFS-rights settings on a IIS-webserver, and we removed the Users-group from the folder containing all the sites. We then ran into the problem that a WordPress installation ...
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Permalinks on Windows IIS not working and web.config breaks site - does wordpress not support windows server now, if so how?

I have a large wordpress site that I migrated from AWS/Linux to a different host that is Windows Server 2016. I have been developing on wordpress for years but this is my first time back on Windows ...
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Site speed slows when user logged in

my wp site is hosted on an IIS windows server. Issue is, my ttfb when a user is logged in is a lot longer (2/3 seconds) then when no user is logged in (super fast). See this video for a demo: https://...
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cURL error 60: SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

I've been researching for hours, but I don't seem to find a solution. I've tried every single solution I've found. We're running Wordpress 5.4 with PHP v7.4 in a Windows 2019 server that's behind an ...
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Wordpress on Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Server: Only Home Page works

I recently moved a Wordpress site from Apache Server to Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Server, the problem is, when moving to IIS Server, only homepage works. When I go to archive page or single page, it returns ...
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Redirect *.php to path using web.config file

I want to redirect blog/customfilename.php to blog/customfilename using web.configfile. I applied this rule: <rule name="hide .php extension" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(.*)....
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Suddenly got alert when trying to login to admin panel of wordpress

Suddenly starts receiving alert when trying to login to wordpress admin panel. Hosting is on IIS server. It is type of alert prompt box given by firefox browser only with following text: To display ...
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Unable to update plug-ins - Undefined index a:1:{s:3:"ssl";b:1;} in class-requests.php on line 213

After our hosting provider moved our site to a new Windows 2016 server I have been struggling with an intermittent error: PHP Notice: Undefined index: a:1:{s:3:"ssl";b:1;} in E:\WebContent\site-...
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Configure redirects with web.config

I have a WP multisite that created the following web.config files at bottom ( works perfectly ). However, how do I create 301 redirects for individual pages in the subsites? ** WP generated web....
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Default Permalink Type to Postname

I need my theme to default Permalink Type to Postname. Upon activation, my theme is executing the following code: //change permalinks to /%postname%/ global $wp_rewrite; //Write the rule ...
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Admin Panel Slowdown After SSL Verification

a few days ago I did SSL verification for my website. I've imported the following rules on IIS after receiving the http 500 error frequently today. <rule name="Imported Rule 1"> ...
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Wordpress login loop on proxy setup with SSL - Apache proxy to IIS

Wordpress is working fine if using http://localhost:8091/ to login and browse; however, using https://www.website.net/blog/ will only let me browse -- login is not working. ------------ -...
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Hardening uploads folder in IIS breaks images

My site loads a bunch of images from the uploads folder, using direct URLs, such as: http://www.example.com/wp-content/uploads/some.image.png I'm trying to figure out a remote script execution issue, ...
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404 Errors on Every Page (Including Homepage) After Migrating From IIS to Apache

I recently migrated a client site from an IIS environment to a LAMP stack. The back end of the site works fine. I can log in and make any changes I like. The front end, however only displays 404 ...
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Where Does Wordpress Make cURL Requests? How To Add cURL Option

I have been getting this error when trying to install plugins: Installation failed: Download failed. cURL error 18: transfer closed with 2126 bytes remaining to read. I have found a solution on how ...
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Wrong permissions when uploading a file through WordPress | IIS

I own an IIS server where I have hosted a simple WordPress website. I have made this website available to the internet over port 80. Almost everything is working fine, except the permissions that ...
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WordPress on shared server Plugin not working

I have hosted one site on production server IIS using the shared hosting of the physical file(source code). The problem is that Modern Events Calendar plugin is not working when I am using the shared ...
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WordPress + PHP + IIS + PHP Fatal error: require():

After searching the internet, I found people with the same problem, but that could not be solved in a good way. The problem is as follows, a Wordpress (I've also had the problem with Joomla) + IIS 8 + ...
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Media not actually deleted on disk when click "Permanent Delete"

I have uploaded a new docx and pdf through the media library and the procedure is completed successfully. I can confirm that the direct link actually works. The problem is being identified when I try ...
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Multisite installation on IIS gives 404 trying to access the admin dashboard

There appears to be a bug on the web.config file generated by WordPress, up to version 4.7.2, where the rewrite rules do not work as needed to access the sites defined in the network. When using, for ...
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Remove index.php from url in permalinks over IIS server (web.config)

I have a WP installation in its own folder (my-domain.com/site) and I'm trying that site works over my-domain.com. I'm not moving the installation files, actually I'm just giving to WP its own ...
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strange behaviour with "rin" in brand new installation of 4.6.1 [closed]

I am used to install WordPress by myself manually so I can control everything. I basically grab the latest: PHP (5.6 NTS x64) MySQL Community Server WordPress (4.6.1) Done it hundreads of times ...
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Divert http to https with WordPress on IIS

I have a WordPress site running on IIS. The site has an associated SSL Certificate. Right now I am able to access the site with http and https. How can I get my http to redirect to https? Any help ...
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On IIS, stop Wordpress from resaving my web.config file when I enter the Permalinks config page

I have a Wordpress website installed in IIS and it is working fine. On a subfolder I have and ASP.NET application which also works allright. Wordpress URL rewriting causes a series of problems on the ...
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Page redirect to 404 when set Permalink = "Post Name"

In My wordpress site When I set Permalink structure as Post Name , It redirects all posts to 404. With Default permalink , It works fine. Server Details : Windows Server - IIS Web.Config Code : &...
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Stymied by 500.5 error for WordPress on IIS 8 / Windows Server 2012

I'm running WordPress on an IIS test server. mod_rewrite is enabled and I've modified my web.config to support permalinks. c:\windows\temp has been modified to allow Modify access to both IUSRS and ...
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Migrating WordPress from Windows Server 2008 R2 (IIS v7.5) to CentOS

The agency I work for have purchased a new server, bringing our total up to 4. The 3 servers we had previously are all running Windows Server 2008 R2, whereas this new one is running CentOS, ...
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URL Change - Check if Post Exists Before 404

We had a custom CMS with URLs such as /adele, /slayer, /beastie-boys but now they have the structure /artist/adele, /artist/slayer, /artist/beastie-boys (a custom post type) Obviously when people ...
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Wordpress IIS intranet server

I am using microsoft's IIS (Internet Information Service) software to host a wordpress server, this works well by going to localhost but I can not get it to work so I can type in my computer's IP on ...
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Newbie: Multiple WP sites on Windwos 2012 IIS

Newbie Question: I have a Windows 2012 server with an existing ASP.NET / HTTPS site on it running a small SQL Server as well. My customer wants to add a dozen or so WordPress sites, one for each of ...
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Wordpress in IIS 7.5 - "cannot create directory"

This is a common problem (so I've found out) but I cannot get WP to play nice with IIS 7.5 / PHP 5.6. Updating (WP + plugins) and installing (plugins) always return the error "Cannot create directory"....
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Permalinks setting raises 500.0 error

We were changing our wordpress site to use pretty links, but discovered that it broke old links. We tried to revert our changes, but whenever we open up /wp-admin/options-permalink.php (and only that ...
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Base Image Missing When Uploading Images With Wordpress

Whenever i upload an image (ball.png) wordpress will auto generate a bunch of smaller images that are different sizes. e.g. ball-300x200.png. These images display fine, but when i set on of these ...
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Multisite subdirectory root not accessible

I have installed WordPress Multisite on sub directory, I can access the dashboard of main and sub directory site but I get 403 Forbidden error when I try to access sub directory: http://...
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removing index.php IIS 7.5 webconfig

I would like to remove index.php from my permalink. I am using Codeigniter website. I have passed the requirements to use pretty permalink: -PHP Version 5.4.27 Codeigniter -IIS 7.5 -URL Rewrite 2.0 -...
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Working with Reverse Proxies and Multisite Installation

We have a wordpress multi site, the main site has a URL similar to mainsite.com Each of the sub sites have a URL such as subdomain1.mainsite.com, subdomain2.mainsite.com etc Each of the sub sites we ...
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example.com/index.php/%postname is working while /%postname is not working Wordpress on IIS6

client had a WordPress install already running on IIS. when i am trying to change permalink, it is working only with /index.php/%postname. my site on IIS6 also created web.config file with below ...
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Added Custom Post Type and the View Option Doesn't Work

I would like some pointers on fixing the Permalinks structure for a custom post type I added. Like many Custom Post Types this plugin uses the Custom Type Meta Box, and sets a featured image. All of ...
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Page not found error shown while installing wordpress on IIS server

I am installing a wordpress folder on a windows server, but it shows page not found. I am unable to even see the first page of installation. This is the site address http://np-environmental.com/...
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All links in my site start with localhost?

This is my website http://173.214.165.83/. The home page shows, but all links start with localhost/wordpress, rather than the current address, which is 173.214.165.83. The server is windows and runs ...
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Subsites in Multisite installation throwing 404 error on wp-admin in IIS 7

Running into an issue where sub sites of a multisite (fresh installation of 3.9 and no plugins or themes) are throwing 404 error when trying to access the wp-admin section of the sub site. It is ...
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IIS 7 Rewrite with parent categories

I have seen quite a few questions on here asking around the same thing but either have been unanswered or slightly different! I have tested the following on a linux machine and all works fine, when I ...
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Multisite sub-directories IIS 7.5 change media/uploads location

I am running WP 3.8.1 Multisite. Sub-directories is configured. I have 10 sub-directory sites and 1 primary site. WordPress is running on a Windows 2008 R2 datacenter 64bit server with IIS 7.5. I have ...
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Remove index.php from WP 8.0 install migrated to IIS from Apache (still detecting Apache server)?

I was developing this WP site using WAMP at work, and now suddenly we're switching it up and putting it on a Windows server (2003). I can tell from the Permalinks Settings page in wp-admin that it ...
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